Colonel Roger Glenn, ’89

Colonel (R) Glenn was a Distinguished Military and Graduate of the Class of 1989. His career spanned over 31 years, including 16+ years of active duty service most of which was served while a United States Army Reservist. His assignments included a four year assignment to United States Central Command as a Division Chief, a five year assignment to the Defense Forensic Science Center as the Deputy Director and Operations Officer, battalion command of the 391st Military Police Battalion which included a 9-month assignment to the Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and a one-year deployment as a Force Protection Officer for a 4th Infantry Division Military Transition Team in Taji, Al Asad and Baghdad, Iraq. His awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Combat Action Badge, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal and numerous Army Commendation and Achievement Medals. He is a graduate of the 2018 United States Army War College.

Colonel Glenn began his military career as an alternate entry cadet and was commissioned at Ft. Lewis, Washington in July of 1989 after graduating Cum Laude from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He began his career in the North Carolina Army National Guard after completing his Field Artillery Officer Basic Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in October of 1991. He later transitioned to the United States Army Reserve, and branch transferred to the Military Police Corps. Degenerative disc disease forced him into retirement in the fall of 2020 and he now lives in Rabun County (North), Georgia with his wife Laura. Roger and Laura have six children, and three grandchildren. They are both Realtors. He is a member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association travel back to Columbus when possible.

Roger grew up in Springfield, Ohio and is the son of the deceased James Glenn, a Korean War veteran.